Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : wv2 vulnerability (USN-300-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

libwv2 did not sufficiently check the validity of its input. Certain
invalid Word documents caused a buffer overflow. By tricking a user
into opening a specially crafted Word file with an application that
uses libwv2, this could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with
the user's privileges.

The only packaged application using this library is KWord.

Solution :

Update the affected libwv2-1, libwv2-1c2 and / or libwv2-dev packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.5

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27875 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2197